The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 20 million new, sexually transmitted infections (STI) occur every year in the United States, accounting for almost $16 billion in healthcare costs. Medicare covers STI screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B once every 12 months, or at certain times during pregnancy. Certain conditions ...
In Billing
Aug 31st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a proposal to cover screenings for a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as high intensity behavioral counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs. Specifically, CMS proposes the following coverage for laboratory tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), when ordered by ...
In CMS
Mar 11th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened separate national coverage analyses (NCAs) for screenings of depression and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including high-intensity behavioral counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs. The agency is considering adding these screenings to the list of preventive services already covered by Medicare, such as Pap smear and screening ...